Raisuddin Ahmed is currently an Emeritus Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA. He has served at IFPRI for 25 years and was the Director of the Markets and Structural Studies division of the Institute before becoming an Emeritus Research Fellow in 2001. Prior to his service at IFPRI, he worked at the Planning Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of Bangladesh. At IFPRI, he conducted research on agricultural production, trade, marketing and pricing policies in Asia and Africa. He has also studied the effects of infrastructure and technological policies on agricultural productivity, rural employment, and rural income distribution. Dr. Ahmed has published many journal articles, research reports, and books. Among his many publications are two books, Price Policies for Developing Countries co-edited with John Mellor, and Out of the Shadow of Famine: Evolving Food Markets and Food Policy in Bangladesh, co-edited with Steven Haggblade and Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury. Both of these books were published by the John Hopkins University Press. He received an MA in Economics and a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from the Michigan State University, an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the American University of Beirut, and a BSc in Agricultural Sciences from Dhaka University.